Kenny Chesney Shares Pic at Gillette Stadium Ahead of Weekend Shows
Kenny is back at the home of No Shoes Nation, and the New England Patriots.
Kenny Chesney has been on the road this summer, playing stadiums all around the country. Finally the tour wraps up here in New England, with two big shows at Gillette Stadium, August 26 and 27. Ahead of the final two shows of the tour, Kenny posed for a pic sporting a Patriots tank top, with the empty stadium behind him.
The "Beer With My Friends" singer captioned the pic with: "Tonight is the beginning of the end of the Here And Now Tour at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the birthplace of No Shoes Nation. What a thrill for me and everyone in my No Shoes Nation road family to be back and to feel this love. We’re gonna love you back all weekend."
Tickets are still available. Opening for the "Knowing You" singer is Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, and Carley Pearce.
The Here and Now Tour has been a trek two years in the making, as it was originally planned for 2020. Due to concerns over COVID, the tour was ultimately pushed to this summer. Originally named the Chillaxification Tour, the lineup was also switched up. Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, and Michael Franti & Spearhead were the original opening acts.
It's no secret Kenny Chesney loves New England. On Kenny's live record, Live In No Shoes Nation, out of the 30 tracks, 11 of them were recorded at Gillette. Of course the tune "Boston" is one of those 11.
The album features tracks from huge stadium shows, to low key bar gigs. The featured tunes are his mega hits, and even some of his rarely heard live songs like 'Happy on the Hey Now.' According to Boston.com, that tune was written about Maine-born Kristi Hansen who passed away in 2012 of a brain aneurysm. That song is also one of the 11 recorded at Gillette, recorded in 2013.
The live cut of 'When I See This Bar' featuring a guest appearance from The Chief, Eric Church, was also recorded at Gillette.